Sepa, the Centipede God

Sepa, the Centipede God, was a protective fertility deity whose worship began in the Predynastic Period (c. 6000-3150 BCE). As centipedes are venomous, Sepa was considered to have power over other venomous animals and could be invoked for protection against snake bites and scorpion stings. Sepa was sometimes referred to as the “centipede of Horus” … Continue reading Sepa, the Centipede God

Ihy the Musician and Perfect Child of the Goddess Hathor

Ihy, whose name means "sistrum player" or "musician" was the personification of the joy associated with the use of this sacred instrument. He was also the "perfect child" and had an impressive lineage. His mother was mostly considered to be Hathor, known as the "Lady of Dance" among other epithets, however he was also regarded … Continue reading Ihy the Musician and Perfect Child of the Goddess Hathor

Sia, Hu, and Heku – Intelligence, Power and Magic

Sia was the divine personification of perception and thoughtfulness, which is necessary in order to understand the truth. He represented the heart which was considered the seat of emotion, thought, and character. Sia formed a dyad with Hu, who represented the tongue, and was the personification of the authority of the spoken word. Sia and … Continue reading Sia, Hu, and Heku – Intelligence, Power and Magic

Gengen-Wer and Weret-Hekau – Creative Energy and Magic

A very ancient creation myth tells of the primordial creator deity, Gengen-Wer, who took the form of a Nile goose to lay a golden cosmic egg from which hatched the sun, divinely personified as the sun god Re. The god's name originates from "honker" (gengen) and "great" (wer), so he is Gengen-Wer or also called … Continue reading Gengen-Wer and Weret-Hekau – Creative Energy and Magic

God Shed and Goddess Bat – Protection and Success

The God Shed was known as "The Savior" and his powers included saving or protecting the Egyptians from personal harm caused by mortal enemies and danger presented by deadly animals, poison and sickness. Shed was invoked by hunters and soldiers as "He Who Rescues" and "The Enchanter." He was lord of wild animals and weapons … Continue reading God Shed and Goddess Bat – Protection and Success